There is the famous phrase, “Never judge book by its cover.” As much as we would like this to be the case, this is not necessarily a reality in the world we live in, especially from a professional point of view. When considering job interviews, professional profiles, and making connections, we have a small window to make a good impression.
For this reason, is it extremely important to appear professional both in person and online. While many career driven individuals understand the importance of a professional in-person appearance, the online appearance in often overlooked.
Instead of using a selfie stick to take your next professional photo, consider scheduling a photo shoot for a professional headshot.
YOU WANT TO LOOK THE PART…
In order to be treated like a professional, you must look like a professional. In a time where employers are looking at Facebook and LinkedIn profiles for an additional determination on whether or not to hire someone, a professional headshot is key. By including a memorable professional photo on your social media accounts, you allow people to put a face to a name, meaning you are more likely to stay top-of-mind to the important people who look you up, whether before or after you meet.
YOU WANT TO LEAVE A LASTING FIRST IMPRESSION
In this fast-paced, digital world, companies are often too busy to read more than a few lines of your resume. A great headshot is your best chance to make an instant positive first impression. Make it count. You’ll make recruiters, potential employers, and important contacts take a closer look if you’re sharing a photo that’s high-resolution and visually pleasing.
YOU WANT PORTRAY A POSITIVE PERSONALITY
A great headshot gives people an idea of your personality before they meet you. A smile portrays approachability. A serious look portrays determination. Make your expression match your personality.
YOU WANT YOUR HEADSHOT BACKED BY EXPERIENCE
Today people have certainly become very adept at taking selfies. However, a selfie isn’t going to cut it for business purposes. A professional headshot photographer is fantastic at what they do–they understand light, shadow, depth, composition, lines, and vantage points. In short, they pay attention to many fine details that have probably never crossed anyone’s mind while taking a selfie.
In conclusion, a professional headshot is absolutely priceless. An excellent headshot conveys invaluable information about your character, work ethic, and personality to potential clients.